Jess Kropczynski

Jess N Kropczynski

Assoc Professor

238F Teachers-Dyers Hall
Cicninnati, Ohio

Professional Summary

Jess Kropczynski, PhD is an Associate Professor at the School of Information Technology at the University of Cincinnati.  Her research interests are primarily in the design and evaluation of civic technology to support collective action in community networks ranging from city planning to emergency management. She has also worked with local and state governments to assess the communication and information needs of target audiences in order to promote informed decision-making.


PhD: University of Kentucky Lexington, KY, 2013 (Sociology)

Postdoctoral Fellow: The Pennsylvania State University State College, PA, 2014 (Human-Centered Design)

Masters of Public Policy and Administration: Martin School of Public Policy and Administration Lexington, KY, 2006 (MPA)

Positions and Work Experience

2014 -2016 Visiting Assistant Professor, The Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA

Research Support

Grant: #5782-UC-NSF-1155 / CMMI-1541155 Investigators:Kropczynski, Jessica 01-15-2018 -05-31-2019 National Science Foundation CRISP Type 2/Collaborative Research: Resilience Analytics: A Data-Driven Approach for Enhanced Interdependent Network Resilience Role:PI $11,910.00 Awarded Level:Federal

Grant: #URS Kropczynski New Faculty Development Award – 2017/18 Investigators:Kropczynski, Jessica 06-01-2018 -06-30-2019 UC's Research Support URS Kropczynski New Faculty Development Award – 2017/18 Role:PI $2,500.00 Active Level:Internal UC

Grant: #Designing a Smart Secure Local Data Grid; Establishing Infrastructure Investigators:Kropczynski, Jessica 07-01-2018 -12-31-2019 UC's Research Support Designing a Smart Secure Local Data Grid; Establishing Infrastructure to Share Data in Smart Secure Cities Role:PI $25,000.00 Active Level:Internal UC

Grant: #CNS-1814110 Investigators:Kropczynski, Jessica 09-01-2018 -08-31-2021 National Science Foundation SaTC: CORE: Small: Collaborative: Leveraging community oversight to enhance collective efficacy for security and privacy Role:PI $172,811.00 Active Level:Federal

Grant: #5911-UC-NSF-1370 / IIS-1741370 Investigators:Kropczynski, Jessica 09-18-2018 -12-31-2021 National Science Foundation BIGDATA Domain Adaptation Approaches for Classifying Crisis Related Data on Social Media Role:PI $10,000.00 Active Level:Federal

Grant: #UCF 16408285-01 sub Mozilla Investigators:Kropczynski, Jessica 08-01-2018 -05-31-2019 Mozilla Corporation A Community-based Approach to Co-Managing Privacy and Security for Mozilla’s Web of Things Role:PI $12,500.00 Awarded Level:Industry

Grant: #R40532 Investigators:Halse, Shane; Kropczynski, Jessica 10-01-2019 -03-31-2020 UC's Urban Futures Digital Futures Anchor Development Program Smart Synergy Space Role:PI $10,000.00 Active Level:Internal UC

Grant: #CNS-1951917 Investigators:Halse, Shane; Kropczynski, Jessica 07-15-2020 -06-30-2021 National Science Foundation SCC-PG: Collaborative: Help by Any Means: Sociotechnical Protocols for Multimedia Requests for Assistance to Next-Generation 911 Services Role:PI $149,395.00 Awarded Level:Federal

Grant: #ECCS-2129126 Investigators:Halse, Shane; Kropczynski, Jessica 10-01-2021 -08-31-2022 Texas Tech University FW-HTF-P: Transforming 911 dispatchers into analysts: Workforce training and technology design for multisensor emergency communications Role:PI 53049.00 Hold Level:Higher Education

Grant: #2022-0746 / F22AP00982-00 Investigators:Johnson, Joseph; Kropczynski, Jessica 04-01-2022 -03-31-2023 Department of the Interior Monitoring a summer colony of Myotis lucifugus in Ohio Role:PI 30000.00 Hold Level:Federal

Grant: #2022-1321 / F22AF02569 Investigators:Kropczynski, Jessica 07-01-2022 -06-30-2025 Department of the Interior State-wide Bat Research Role:PI 159999.97 Hold Level:Federal


Peer Reviewed Publications

Kropczynski J.;Cai G.;Carroll J. (01-01-2015. ) Characterizing democratic deliberation in an online forum.Information Polity, , 20 (2-3 ) ,151-165 More Information

Kropczynski J.;Cai G.;Carroll J. (01-01-2014. ) Investigating incidence of common ground and alternative courses of action in an online forum.ACM International Conference Proceeding Series, , 24-33 More Information

Wu Y.;Kropczynski J.;Shih P.;Carroll J. (01-01-2014. ) Exploring the ecosystem of software developers on github and other platforms.Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, CSCW, , 265-268 More Information

Johnson J.;Kropczynski J.;Lacki M. (06-01-2013. ) Social network analysis and the study of sociality in bats.Acta Chiropterologica, , 15 (1 ) ,1-17 More Information

Johnson J.;Kropczynski J.;Lacki M.;Langlois G. (12-01-2012. ) Social networks of Rafinesque's big-eared bats (Corynorhinus rafinesquii) in bottomland hardwood for.Journal of Mammalogy, , 93 (6 ) ,1545-1558 More Information

Kropczynski J.;Nah S. (08-01-2011. ) Virtually networked housing movement: Hyperlink network structure of housing social movement organiz.New Media and Society, , 13 (5 ) ,689-703 More Information

Wu Y.;Kropczynski J.;Prates R.;Carroll J. (03-10-2018. ) Understanding how GitHub supports curation repositories.Future Internet, , 10 (3 ) , More Information

Grace R.;Kropczynski J.;Tapia A. (01-01-2018. ) Community coordination: Aligning social media use in community emergency management .Proceedings of the International ISCRAM Conference, , 2018-May ,609-620

LaLone N.;Kropczynski J.;Tapia A. (01-01-2018. ) The symbiotic relationship of crisis response professionals and enthusiasts as demonstrated by reddi .Proceedings of the International ISCRAM Conference, , 2018-May ,232-244

Yuan C.W.;Kropczynski J.;Wirth R.;Rosson M.B.;Carroll J.M. (05-23-2017. ) Investigating older adults' social networks and coproduction activities for health.ACM International Conference Proceeding Series, , 68-77 More Information

Cai G.;Sun F.;Kropczynski J. (01-01-2017. ) Crystallizing local political knowledge for informed public participation.Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), , 10429 LNCS ,53-64 More Information

Wu Y.;Wang N.;Kropczynski J.;Carroll J. (01-01-2017. ) The appropriation of GitHub for curation.PeerJ Computer Science, , 2017 (10 ) , More Information

Cai G.;Tian Y.;Kropczynski J.;Carroll J. (01-01-2017. ) Public opinion formation for democratic decision-making in local governments.Information Polity, , 22 (2-3 ) ,73-99 More Information

Carroll J.;Shih P.;Han K.;Kropczynski J. (01-01-2017. ) Coordinating community cooperation: Integrating timebanks and nonprofit volunteering by design .International Journal of Design, , 11 (1 ) ,51-63

Grace R.;Kropczynski J.;Pezanowski S.;Halse S.;Umar P.;Tapia A. (01-01-2017. ) Social triangulation: A new method to identify local citizens using social media and their local inf .Proceedings of the International ISCRAM Conference, , 2017-May ,902-915

Carroll J.M.;Shih P.C.;Kropczynski J.;Cai G.;Rosson M.B.;Han K. (10-06-2016. ) The internet of places at community-scale: Design scenarios for hyperlocal neighborhood.Enriching Urban Spaces with Ambient Computing, the Internet of Things, and Smart City Design, , 1-24 More Information

Wu Y.;Kropczynski J.;Carroll J. (01-01-2015. ) Making big data transparent to the software developers’ community .Big Data: Algorithms, Analytics, and Applications, , 175-190

Hagen L.;Kropczynski J.;Dumas C.;Lee J.;Vasquez F.E.;Rorissa A. (01-01-2015. ) Emerging trends in the use and adoption of E-participation around the world.Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology, , 52 (1 ) ,1-4 More Information

Carroll J.;Kropczynski J.;Han K. (01-01-2014. ) Grounding activity in people-centered smart territories by enhancing community awareness .Interaction Design and Architecture(s), , 2014 (20 ) ,9-22

Waag, Austin G; Treanor, John J; Kropczynski, Jess N; Johnson, Joseph S (2021. ) Social networks based on frequency of roost cohabitation do not reflect association rates of Myotis lucifugus within their roosts.Ecology and evolution, , 11 (11 ) ,5927-5936 More Information

Waag A.G.; Treanor J.J.; Kropczynski J.N.; Johnson J.S. (06-01-2021. ) Social networks based on frequency of roost cohabitation do not reflect association rates of Myotis .Ecology and Evolution, , 11 (11 ) ,5927-5936 More Information

Elrod N.J.; Hall H.; Mahajan P.; Grace R.; Kropczynski J. (01-01-2021. ) Data census of a geographically-bounded tweet set to enhance common operational picture tools .Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, , 2020-January ,2245-2254

Grace R.; Kropczynski J. (07-01-2020. ) Communicating Next-Generation 911 with local 911 professionals: Preliminary recommendations.IEEE International Professional Communication Conference, , 2020-July ,110-114 More Information

Tabassum M.; Kropczynski J.; Wisniewski P.; Lipford H.R. (04-21-2020. ) Smart Home beyond the Home: A Case for Community-Based Access Control.Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings, , More Information

Agrawal D.; Bhagwat R.; Bandopadhyay R.; Kunapareddi V.; Burden E.; Halse S.; Wisniewski P.; Kropczynski J. (01-06-2020. ) Enhancing smart home security using co-monitoring of IoT devices.Proceedings of the International ACM SIGGROUP Conference on Supporting Group Work, , 99-102 More Information

Chouhan C.; Laperriere C.M.; Aljallad Z.; Kropczynski J.; Lipford H.; Wisniewski P.J. (11-01-2019. ) Co-designing for community oversight: Helping people make privacy and security decisions together.Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction, , 3 (CSCW ) , More Information

Hepworth A.D.; Kropczynski J.; Walden J.; Smith R.A. (11-01-2019. ) Exploring patterns of social relationships among food bloggers on twitter using a social network ana.Journal of Social Structure, , 20 (4 ) , More Information

Grace R.; Tapia A.; Kropczynski J.; Obeysekare E.; Halse S.; Coche J.; Montarnal A.; Beagles M.; Fonseca F. (01-01-2019. ) Role playing next generation 9-1-1: Sensemaking with social media in public-safety answering points .Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, , 2019-January ,3015-3024

Kropczynski J.; Halse S.; Caragea D.; Grace R.; Elrod N.; Caragea C.; Tapia A. (01-01-2019. ) Refining a coding scheme to identify actionable information on social media .Proceedings of the International ISCRAM Conference, , 2019-May ,916-922

Halse S.E.; Grace R.; Kropczynski J.; Tapia A. (01-01-2019. ) Simulating real-time Twitter data from historical datasets .Proceedings of the International ISCRAM Conference, , 2019-May ,780-787

Grace R.; Halse S.; Kropczynski J.; Tapia A.; Fonseca F. (01-01-2019. ) Integrating social media in emergency dispatch via distributed sensemaking .Proceedings of the International ISCRAM Conference, , 2019-May ,734-745

Jha A.; Kropczynski J.; Lipford H.R.; Wisniewski P. (01-01-2019. ) An exploration on sharing smart home devices beyond the home .CEUR Workshop Proceedings, , 2327 ,

Yuan C.W.; Kropczynski J.; Wirth R.; Rosson M.B.; Carroll J.M. (01-01-2017. ) Investigating older adults’ social networks and coproduction activities for health.PervasiveHealth: Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare, , 68-77 More Information

Contact Information

Academic - 238F Teachers-Dyers Hall
Cicninnati  Ohio,